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Thru-Hiking The Appalachian Trail

Event organized by BridgeportLibrary

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With Sam Ducharme leading the discussion, you’ll feel like you’re on the Appalachian Trail. His enthusiasm for sharing his adventures will keep you glued to your seat and inspired to go on an adventure of your own. During his presentation, you’ll get the “dirt” on long distance backpacking as well as take in the breathtaking scenery Sam saw along the way. He’ll also share funny stories, poignant stories, and lots of “down the mud” stories!

Sam Ducharme is a retired K9 Officer and is a lifelong resident of Connecticut. He has two adult sons, both serving in the United States Air Force. As an avid outdoorsman, and finding the empty-nest, Sam decided to buy a backpack and a plane ticket to Georgia. From there, he started walking north. With no prior backpacking experience, he learned on the trail. Gear, trail nutrition, enduring the elements, and the logistics involved in a long distance backpacking trip were hard lessons learned.

Don’t forget to check out the Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet exhibit at BPL

March 21 - May 18, 2018

For more information contact Anna Marc at 203-576-7400 ext. 408 or amarc@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org

Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet, a traveling exhibition for libraries, is part of the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Exhibit partners include the American Library Association, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and Afterschool Alliance. Explore Earth is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation.